Methods of search

The following databases were searched:

• Medline 1966-2002

• Embase 1980-2002

• the Cochrane Skin Group Trials Register

• the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials.

Search items included: SCC, squamous cell carcinoma, squamous cell cancer, skin neoplasms, xeroderma pigmentosum, non-melanoma skin cancers, non-melanoma skin cancer, transplant skin cancers.


The following questions relate to the treatment of an uncomplicated SCC on the leg of a 72-year-old man, as shown in Figure 25.1.

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